Inherent to the act of riding a motorcycle is risk. You are taking a greater risk by being on a motorcycle than you would if you were in a car. Now, this doesn't mean that people who ride a motorcycle have a "death wish" or that they are some daredevil or social rebel. To the contrary, most motorcycle riders are safe, good people -- they just prefer using a motorcycle as their mode of transportation.
But the risk inherent to motorcycle riding is always there, and some statistics will shed some light on just how great that risk is. Data from 2013 shows that motorcycle fatalities fell by 6.4 percent from 2012. Still, 4,668 people died in motorcycle accidents in 2013. A further 88,000 people suffered injuries in motorcycle accidents in 2013.